“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Porter County, Indiana

Clickable Map of Porter County, Indiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Porter County, IN (34) Jasper County, IN (15) Lake County, IN (40) LaPorte County, IN (61) Starke County, IN (7) Cook County, IL (407) Berrien County, MI (78)  PorterCounty(34) Porter County (34)  JasperCounty(15) Jasper County (15)  LakeCounty(40) Lake County (40)  LaPorteCounty(61) LaPorte County (61)  StarkeCounty(7) Starke County (7)  CookCountyIllinois(407) Cook County (407)  BerrienCountyMichigan(78) Berrien County (78)
Valparaiso is the county seat for Porter County
Adjacent to Porter County, Indiana
      Jasper County (15)  
      Lake County (40)  
      LaPorte County (61)  
      Starke County (7)  
      Cook County, Illinois (407)  
      Berrien County, Michigan (78)  
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1 Indiana, Porter County, Beverly Shores — Century of Progress HomesIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore
"Century of Progress" homes at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair showcased innovative building materials and designs. Visitors marveled at modern features like dishwashers and air conditioners. In 1935, developer Robert Bartlett brought five . . . Map (db m64158) HM
2 Indiana, Porter County, Beverly Shores — Is This an Ocean or a Lake?Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Here you can surf the waves, stroll the shoreline, and see the dunes, but you are not at the ocean. Lake Michigan is part of the world’s largest fresh water system–the Great Lakes. Extending northward for 307 miles and averaging 118 miles from . . . Map (db m72858)
3 Indiana, Porter County, Beverly Shores — Recipe for a Sand DuneFrom the kitchen of Mother Nature
1. Dig a huge hole with a glacier. Use the ice to grind up millions of tons of rock and dirt and make ridges around the edge of the hole. 2. Fill the hole with glacial meltwater. Stir your brand new lake with strong prevailing northwest winds. . . . Map (db m61673) HM
4 Indiana, Porter County, Beverly Shores — Stephen Tyng MatherJuly.4.1867.     Jan.22.1930.
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.Map (db m72891) HM
5 Indiana, Porter County, Beverly Shores — Whose Home Is It?Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Indigenous (native) If you dove into the waters of Lake Michigan thousands of years ago, you would have disturbed the home of many indigenous species, such as lake trout, lake whitefish, yellow perch, and lake sturgeon. These healthy . . . Map (db m72856)
6 Indiana, Porter County, Burns Harbor — 64.2018.1 — Legacy of SteelBurns Harbor Steel Plant
In the early 1900s steel plants were developed on southern Lake Michigan to improve access to growing Midwest markets. After purchasing 3,300 acres in Porter County, Bethlehem Steel built and began its Burns Harbor operations in 1964. The plant's . . . Map (db m202720) HM
7 Indiana, Porter County, Chesterton — Cowles Bog
. . . Map (db m90848) HM
8 Indiana, Porter County, Chesterton — Lustron Home
Ludstron Home All steel porcelain enameled Erected 1950 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m152862) HM
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9 Indiana, Porter County, Chesterton — The Brown Mansion1885
The Brown Mansion is an example of the Queen Anne style of domestic architecture that flourished in England and American during the late 1800s. An Englishman by birth, George Brown immigrated to New York in 1852 at the age 25. Attracted by the . . . Map (db m152860) HM
10 Indiana, Porter County, Dune Acres — "Squall Causes Lake Disaster"The Wreck Of The J.D. Marshall
This propeller from the J.D. Marshall is a reminder of the dangerous power of Lake Michigan storms. On June 11, 1911, the J.D. Marshall sank 300 yards offshore from the Beach Pavilion. The J.D. Marshall was a steamship, designed to haul . . . Map (db m161459) HM
11 Indiana, Porter County, Dune Acres — Dune Creek Watershed: What Makes It Special?
Over 11 square miles of marshes, savannas, oak forests, and other landscapes drain into Lake Michigan at this point. You are standing in the Dunes Creek watershed which drains into Lake Michigan and encompasses all of the Indiana Dunes . . . Map (db m161460) HM
12 Indiana, Porter County, Hebron — Site of Huakiki
Old "Indian Town" Village Oldest and largest known village of Pottawatomies. This was their winter home. Disbanded in 1838 when the Indians were moved west. Dedicators: Historical Society of Porter County, Inc., Duneland Historical . . . Map (db m7477) HM
13 Indiana, Porter County, Hebron — Site of HuakikiLocation of "Huakiki" village
Old "Indian Town" Village Oldest and largest known village of Potatwatomies This was their winter home. Disbanded in 1838 when the Indians were moved west Dedicators: Historical Society of Porter Co., Inc. Duneland Historical . . . Map (db m78949) HM
14 Indiana, Porter County, Kouts — Site of Tassinong
Oldest Village in Northern Indiana A French mission and Trading Post - 1673 Post Office Established - 1837 John Jones, P.M. Incorporated as a Village 1852 by Joseph Bartholomew and Jesse SpencerMap (db m4640) HM
15 Indiana, Porter County, Michigan City — A Showcase For Cypress'The Wood Eternal' — Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore —
Unlike the ultra-modern homes of steel, stone, and glass constructed for the Century of Progress, the Cypress Log Cabin provided a refreshing contrast in terms of the material it was constructed with and its rustic design. Sponsored by the . . . Map (db m161346) HM
16 Indiana, Porter County, Michigan City — Century Of Progress Homes: Historic DistrictIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Real estate developer Robert Bartlett purchased five demonstration houses from the 1933-34 Chicago World's fair. He moved four of the Century of Progress Homes by barge across Lake Michigan to Beverly Shores and one by truck. These houses . . . Map (db m161344) HM
17 Indiana, Porter County, Michigan City — House Of Tomorrow: 'America's First Glass House'Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Intended as a showcase of modern design and innovative building materials, this house played a pioneering role in the development of passive solar heating. This was much to the surprise of its Chicago architect, George Fred Keck. One cold . . . Map (db m161342) HM
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18 Indiana, Porter County, Michigan City — Made In Lafayette: An Experiment in Home BuildingIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Walter Scholer, an architect from Lafayette, Indiana, known for designing many buildings on Purdue University's campus, designed the Wieboldt-Rostone House. This Century of Progress Home was created to showcase Rostone, an exciting new . . . Map (db m161337) HM
19 Indiana, Porter County, Michigan City — The Armco-Ferro House: Mass Produced And AffordableIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The Armco-Ferro House, designed by Robert Smith, Jr., of Cleveland, Ohio, was an ode to the virtues of porcelain enamel and steel-expressed in the form of a prefabricated home. It is the only remaining Century of Progress home that met the . . . Map (db m161339) HM
20 Indiana, Porter County, Michigan City — The Florida House: Home, Cruise Ship, and MoreIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"In a sense, this Florida house is a manifesto for the whole sub-tropical world or for any place where open air living is desirable, for it is a house which brings the indoors out and the outdoors in." Raley, Dorothy . . . Map (db m161341) HM
21 Indiana, Porter County, Ogden Dunes — 64.1997.1 — Ogden Dunes Ski Jump
Steel and wood ski jump with adjustable height and length was built here for Ogden Dunes Ski club, incorporated in 1927 to promote winter sports. Five annual events with international competitors were held 1928-1932, with 7,000 to 20,000 spectators. . . . Map (db m64162) HM
22 Indiana, Porter County, Portage — 64.1995.2 — Willow Creek Confrontation
As railroad lines expanded through U.S., conflict occurred between competing lines. Michigan Central Railroad, with track in Porter County since 1851, briefly defied state militia and court orders (1874) to allow Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to cross . . . Map (db m64164) HM
23 Indiana, Porter County, Porter — Dunes Hi-WayShortest Route from the Atlantic to the Pacific
Opened to traffic by the Dunes Highway Association, November 14, 1923. A.S. Hess, President W.E. Jewell, Vice President O.B. Johnson, 2nd Vice President Z.B. Campbell, Treasurer W.K. Greenebaum, SecretaryMap (db m10762) HM
24 Indiana, Porter County, Porter — Indiana State Police Dunes Park Post #1
On this site stood the former Dunes Park District Headquarters of the Indiana State Police. The two-story, brick facility was constructed and opened in 1937 as part of the federal WPA (Works Progress Administration) initiative started by President . . . Map (db m202846) HM
25 Indiana, Porter County, Porter — 64.1995.1 — Iron Brigade
Composed of infantry regiments from Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan, the Iron Brigade fought with Army of the Potomac during the Civil War (1861–1865). Received name for valor at battle of South Mountain, Maryland (1862). Sustained combat . . . Map (db m202747) HM
26 Indiana, Porter County, Porter — Le Petit Fort
At Le Petit Fort, near this site, a battle was fought on December 5, 1780, between American forces under command of Lt. Thomas Brady and Jean Baptiste Hamelin and British forces under command of Dahreau de Quindre.Map (db m206530) HM
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27 Indiana, Porter County, Porter — The J.D. Marshall
J.D. Marshall Propeller This propeller is from the steam barge J.D. Marshall. It weights over 4,000 pounds! It was made in 1891 and has 4 blades. Modern boats use a 3-blade propeller for improved efficiency with decrease of horsepower. . . . Map (db m6425) HM
28 Indiana, Porter County, Town of Pines — 64.2009.1 — Edwin Way Teale
Born 1899 in Illinois, Teale became an influential naturalist, author, and photographer who won 1966 Pulitzer Prize for his book Wandering Through Winter. Teale wrote that boyhood summers and holidays spent near here at his grandparents' . . . Map (db m202711) HM
29 Indiana, Porter County, Valparaiso — Kirchhoff ParkValparaiso's First Park
In memory of Frederick Kirchhoff A man of vision and foresight who willed this area to the city of Valparaiso as a public park in 1918Map (db m202621) HM
30 Indiana, Porter County, Valparaiso — Old Sac Trail
Trod first by the Indians. Later by the explorers. And in early days the pathway of important military expeditions.Map (db m43377) HM
31 Indiana, Porter County, Valparaiso — Porter County (Indiana) Veterans
Dedicated to the memory of Porter County’s Soldiers and Sailors of all American Wars. During Porter County’s Centennial 1936. Rededicated to the memory of Porter County’s Veterans of All American WarsMap (db m200361) WM
32 Indiana, Porter County, Valparaiso — Site of the First School House in Valparaiso 1837
On this site stood the First School House in Valparaiso 1837Map (db m200362) HM
33 Indiana, Porter County, Valparaiso — The Lincoln Highway
[ Map of The Lincoln Highway across the United States is at top of marker with the following text under it: ] The Lincoln Highway was the first “Coast to Coast” road covering 3,389 miles across the . . . Map (db m43404) HM
34 Indiana, Porter County, Valparaiso — The story of Orville Redenbacher and Charlie Bowman
In the 1960s, the founders and partners of Chester, Inc., Charlie Bowman and Orville Redenbacher, developed and produced hybrid popcorn seed under the name Red Bow Popcorn (Red for Redenbacher and Bow for Bowman). As one of the largest wholesale . . . Map (db m200118) HM
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Jun. 3, 2023